The Graduate Studies Office and I are seeking nominations for a Graduate Alumni Representative to sit on the Dartmouth Alumni Council. Nominees are expected to represent the interests of graduates of Dartmouth’s Graduate Programs, drawing on their own experience as grad students at Dartmouth to guide them in promoting the interests of the programs.
Nominees should be exemplary members of the graduate alumni community who have a real interest in developing and strengthening relationships between students past and present. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, the Alumni Council has long served as the major connector between the alumni community and Dartmouth. The council acts as an intermediary between the two institutions, keeping the alumni informed on the developments in Hanover and making sure that Dartmouth is aware of alumni sentiment. The council also nominates alumni candidates to the Board of Trustees and facilitates alumni service.
The newly appointed representative will replace councilmember Allan Weatherwax, ’95 A&S, joining councilmember Melody Brown Burkins in the graduate program delegation. Weatherwax earned a Ph.D. in physics from the College. Brown Burkins studied earth sciences, earning a masters and a Ph.D. Now, she’s the Senior Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives at the University of Vermont. In an interview with the Graduate Forum back in September, Burkins Brown said she was “impressed that the Dartmouth Alumni Council works so diligently to both connect alums back to campus and to truly represent the diversity, range, and breadth of Dartmouth’s alumni community.”
Nominations can be sent to Jane Seibel, Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruiting and Diversity. Please feel free to nominate any graduate alumnus – including yourself – who’s voice would be a positive addition to the conversation happening here at Dartmouth.
Thank you for your time and your consideration.
F. Jon Kull
Dean of Graduate Studies